e-scrap sorting Articles

  • E-scrap: metals too precious to ignore

    Increased recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is providing the global recycling industry with fresh challenges. Researchers from Berlin’s University of Technology have been taking a close look at the material flowing into and out of the recycling process, paying special attention to the precious metals content. Their main conclusion is that conventional sorting ...


    By Recycling International

  • Sorting Equipment Focus: Keeping Time

    (From Recycling Today Magazine) In with the new, out with the old. A reversal of an old adage is perhaps the best way to describe the increased demand for America’s scrap metals. The world’s hunger for new cars, appliances and buildings was a boon for steel makers in 2004.  Global steel production exceeded 1 billion tons last year, a record amount. And as the need for “new” steel products ...

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Action Recycling-Milwaukee Plastic Sorting case study

    Customer Action Recyclers is a rapidly growing recycling company in Milwaukee which was founded in 2005. The company now employs    more than 30 employees and owns several recycling centres. Requirements PET and PE are to be recycled from a mixed fraction (60% PE/PET and 40% other materials such as other plastics, wood, paper, etc) with a grain size ...

  • New ISRI scrap specifications

    The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) says it has updated the 2007 Scrap Specifications Circular with revisions to three non-ferrous specifications and the addition of a new specification. The new specifications has become effective on November 19th 2007. The ISRI’s Board of Directors approved recommendations from the Non-Ferrous Division to revise following specifications during ...


    By Recycling International

  • Talk to your scrap buyer

    Scrap dealers don’t want to pick up a bunch of unmanageable scrap that they have to haul back to their yard and try to separate. They would much rather pick up neat, sorted and compacted scrap. Metal recyclers all over the U.S. and abroad use Sweed equipment in their scrap yards, but if a scrap dealer installs a Sweed chopper in their client’s plant, the dealer can increase the volume ...


    By Sweed Machinery, Inc.

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    The headquarters of the company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • Increased profit from scrap metal

    Reduced availability of scrap metal makes it essential to get the best price for steel and maximise recovery of more valuable metals. The re-emergence of the Far East markets provides the opportunity to take advantage of thousand of empty containers travelling East.  FTL-Dunn Container Loaders give you the flexibility to respond to market demands to maximise the value of your scrap. The ...


    By FTL Foundry Equipment Ltd

  • Market Is Calling for the Scrap Metal Crusher Machine

    In the twenty first century, the steel industry of China steps into its rapid developing stage. Scrap metal crusher machine is developing with the quick demands of the market. It is a way to reuse and recycle the scraps of the steel by crushing and classifying different quality steel. There is a large demand for the scrap ...


    By Fote Machinery

  • Ferrous scrap: are the best prices still to come?

    In many instances, steel scrap prices have more than doubled since the latter part of 2007. And the upward momentum could be sustained into the second half of this year, according to expert feedback from the BIR Spring Convention in Monte-Carlo. However, higher prices are also placing significantly more pressure on the financing of steel and scrap processing operations, it was noted. Nickel & ...


    By Recycling International

  • How to Set Up Your Scrap Yard?

    Scrap metal business has a huge market because recycled and scrap metal is cheaper than pure metals, therefore a wide scope of businesses can benefit from buying these raw materials at a cheaper price. If you are thinking of starting a scrap metal business, you need to know and consider a lot. First, you need to be able to identify and sort different metals. Buyers will purchase specific metals ...

  • Scrap Metal Prices Soaring - Time to Start Demolition

    Now may be the time for you to start that demolition project with ferrous and non ferrous metals rising to new heights.  During demolition, scrap metals such as steel, copper, stainless steel and other metals are collected for recycling.  The revenue generated by these recycling efforts can help offset the costs of demolition.  In many cases, the value of the scrap metals ...

  • E-discovery rules reach beyond litigation

    As environment, health, and safety (EH&S) professionals, you most likely are part of a lean staff, have more work than you need, and have strict budget constraints. You have the bandwidth to focus only on the most pressing issues. You must be able to find information when you need it, and trust that the information is good (i.e., current, with a verified chain of custody) to make sound business ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • E-cycling in Europe - Buried under a mountain

    The EU Directive on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the RoHS directive relating to the banning of harmful substances are currently being transposed into national law by the EU’s 25 member states. This process has created a bureaucratic nightmare which is not only damaging the recycling sector but also burying the electronics industry under a mountain of costs. The high ...


    By Recycling International

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Safer path needed for e-waste

    Instead of limiting imports of electronic waste, the Asia–Pacific region should set up a robust recycling system, says Crispin Maslog. Garbage in, garbage out is a phrase to describe what happens when computers find the wrong solution in response to the wrong input data. But when computers and other electronic products have outlived their usefulness, they literally do become rubbish ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • MERC - Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center, South Korea - Case Study

    A better value product by replacing DMS by sensor-based sorting – Separating WEEE in South Korea Overview of Korea's Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center The client was the Korea Electronics Recycling Cooperative – the body acting as Korea's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) association. They had direct responsibility for ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • REDWAVE Metal Days 2015 - Review

    The REDWAVE Metal Days, at BT-Wolfgang Binder in Gleisdorf, pro­vided the context for international experts from various sectors of the metal and aluminium recycling in­dustry to exchange information on markets, technologies and practical experience. In addition, the new REDWAVE XRF-M sorting system, for recycling in the metals sector, was presented to the participants. ...

  • High-quality plastics from waste electrical equipment

    All over Europe, electrical and electronic scrap is the waste stream showing the highest growth rates. Since electronic equipment contains the most varied kinds of materials, the recycling of such waste involves high demands with respect to separation and sorting processes. The German plant manufacturer MeWa builds state-of-the-art recycling plants for large international waste management ...


    By Sesotec GmbH

  • Municipal waste management & handling

    Several MSW management practices, such as source reduction, recycling, and composting, prevent or divert materials from the wastestream. Source reduction involves altering the design, manufacture, or use of products and materials to reduce the amount and toxicity of what gets thrown away. Recycling diverts items, such as paper, glass, plastic, and metals, from the wastestream. These materials are ...


    By Jindal power ltd.

  • Americans are recycling more paper than ever

    Americans are recycling paper at an all-time high, recapturing more than 300 pounds per person each year. That's about half the paper produced in the United States. In addition to improvements in the tactics of waste paper collection, recycling is gaining from China's suddenly ravenous appetite for U.S. scrap paper. Its hunger for recycled paper is fueled by its own shortage of wood pulp and a ...


    By Shred-Tech Corp.

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